What is the Day of LASIK Surgery Like? – Part Two
Upon arrival at our office, your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops and an eyelid holder will be positioned to keep your eyelids open during surgery. You will remain awake and comfortable throughout the procedure. A laser is used to gently create a corneal flap. Dr. Wright then folds this flap back to prepare the eye for the treatment. Based on preliminary measurements taken by Dr. Wright during the pre–operative examination, a sophisticated computer program controls the amount of laser pulses needed to reshape the cornea. This portion of the procedure only lasts a few minutes. Following the correction of the refractive error, the corneal flap will be folded back to its normal position.